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Daylily Gentle Shepherd

Gentle Shepherd boasts pure, white blooms with light green throats. This gorgeous Daylily is perfect for a border or small space garden. (Hemerocallis)

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Bag of 3 - Root Size: 2-3 fans
Bag of 3

Price: $23.95

Sale: $11.98

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 26-30" tall, 24-36" wide
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Early to mid summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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Details
SKU 53FDL3
Common Name Daylily
Botanical Name Hemerocallis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 26-30" tall
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Early to mid summer
Planting Depth Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As Bare Root
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Fall
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Dry, Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Cut Flowers, Easy to Grow
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

    Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Daylily Original Orange

    Daylily Original Orange

Description
Gentle Shepherd is an easy-care Daylily that will offset your gorgeous, colorful blooms with its pure white flowers.

About Daylilies, the most popular perennials: It all started with the original wild orange Daylily. Many Americans think the tough old orange Daylily they see in old gardens and along roadsides is a wildflower, but it really isn't. No Daylily is native to North America; most hail from Asia.

Don't confuse them with the true lilies: Daylilies are not really lilies. In fact, they are quite different. As you know, true lilies grow on tall stems with flowers at the top. Daylily flower stems (called scapes) are generally much shorter, and grow from a fountain of grass-like foliage at ground level. Daylilies are members of the genus, Hemerocallis, not Lilium, which is the genus name of true lilies.

Daylily Roots, not bulbs As all good gardeners know, Daylilies don't grow from bulbs like true lilies. Daylilies form a mass of thickened, fleshy roots. These unique root systems hold so much moisture and nutrients, the plants can survive out of the ground for weeks. This survival system, making them tough, and really easy to handle, is one of the reasons they're so popular today. They're also dependably hardy, so once you have them, you have them for years.

Types of Daylilies for today's gardens: The famous old orange Daylily and the well-known old Lemon Lily are not the only wild Daylilies, just the most famous. There are 20 Daylily species, worldwide. Today from those 20 plants, more than 20,000 hybrids have been created, to satisfy gardeners who love Daylilies, and just cant get enough. Hybridizing Daylilies for various colors and styles is not new. Famous old reliable hybrids like Catherine Woodbury--the lovely lavender and yellow bi-color--have been around for decades.

The re-bloomers for twice the bloom. Today's craze for re-blooming Daylilies all began with Stella D'Oro, the now-famous yellow dwarf Daylily that blooms once during late spring (the regular Daylily blooming season), and then again in late August and into fall. Today, there are hundreds of re-bloomers, from dwarfs to full-size beauties.

The latest and greatest: In any group of highly popular hybrids, there is always something newer and better. Some real break-through successes of new types for their times are Daylilies like Victoria's Secret and Big Smile, with elaborately ruffled petals and clear contrasts of magnificent colors.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

    Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

  • Garden Gloves

    Garden Gloves

  • Daylily Original Orange

    Daylily Original Orange

Reviews

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I was so glad to find this variety.

By dahliagrower

from upstate New York

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        Comments about Daylily Gentle Shepherd:

        Looked everywhere. So glad to find it here, and it was on sale, which was like a gift I wasn't expecting.
        I have two healthy ones that look very happy. And I'm satisfied.
        Just lost one out of the three and that's not bad.

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        How-To Guides
        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

          Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        • Daylily Original Orange

          Daylily Original Orange

        Shipping

        Shipping begins in September based on ground temperatures, coldest zones first.

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        As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Fall bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial orders may arrive separately from bulbs and seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 270-5187 or Contact Us by email.

        Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
        • Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

          Daylilies The Perfect Perennial

        • Garden Gloves

          Garden Gloves

        • Daylily Original Orange

          Daylily Original Orange

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